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Transmission of vibration through gloves: effects of contact area.

Authors
  • Md Rezali, Khairil Anas1
  • Griffin, Michael J1
  • 1 a Human Factors Research Unit , Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton , Southampton , United Kingdom. , (United Kingdom)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ergonomics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
60
Issue
1
Pages
69–81
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2016.1170210
PMID: 27144781
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

For three samples of material (12.5, 25.0 and 37.5 mm diameter) from each of three gloves, the dynamic stiffnesses and the vibration transmissibilities of the materials (to both the palm of the hand and the thenar eminence) were measured at frequencies from 10 to 300 Hz. Additional measurements showed the apparent masses of the hand at the palm and the thenar eminence were independent of contact area at frequencies less than about 40 Hz, but increased with increasing area at higher frequencies. The stiffness and damping of the glove materials increased with increasing area. These changes caused material transmissibilities to the hand to increase with increasing area. It is concluded that the size of the area of contact has a large influence on the transmission of vibration through a glove to the hand. The area of contact should be well-defined and controlled when evaluating the transmission of vibration through gloves. Practitioner Summary: The transmission of vibration through gloves depends on both the dynamic stiffness of glove material and the dynamic response of the hand. Both of these depend on the size of the contact area between a glove material and the hand, which should be taken into account when assessing glove transmissibility.

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